I have a gripe to pick. First let’s read the two below tweets:
Told by two people I trust — USC v Alabama isn’t happening. Trojans can’t even practice in LA potentially for several months. This is why Bama already talking to other possible opponents. Not official but understood. Feeling now that Pac 12 football in spring — much more likely.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) May 13, 2020
California State University schools to keep campuses closed for fall semester https://t.co/8ybSLsXqhF
— UPI.com (@UPI) May 13, 2020
Then let’s review my brother and I reacting to these tweets:
Pac-12 is not going to play in the fall. That's a waste of time. Sorry. California wants to be a nanny state and babysit their citizens. But why make fall semester decisions in May? It's incomprehensible. Students should get refunds and athletes should be free to transfer to play
— George Jarjour (@gjarjour) May 13, 2020
The NCAA won’t let the PAC-12 just play in March during March Madness…
Either play with the SEC this year or you’re out til Fall of 2022. Didn’t think we’d get to these discussions this early ?????
Wait and see what happens. We are months away…
— Sami Jarjour (@JarjourSami) May 13, 2020
Basically there is a zero percent change if this is all true that UCLA, CAL play during the fall. At the same time, this means most likely Stanford and USC would follow suit. That would turn the Pac-12 to the Pac-8 and with Washington State (my home) and Oregon (who already said there would be no football with fans through September) being echo chambers for California you might as well cross off Washington, Washington State, Oregon and Oregon State from playing Pac-12 football this season. This would make it the Pac 4 and those teams probably would end up just saying screw it and not playing either.
The issue here is that we are making decisions about September in May. There are students who pay upwards of $70k a year to attend these schools. They should not pay to attend online classes (this is not what they paid for). Also, any player who has committed to one of these schools should be able to transfer to any school they want to transfer to. I am beyond livid by the irresponsible actions of the state of California controlling their citizens. This is wrong. If we enter Mid July or Early August and it turns out we should close campuses then I am more than welcome to do that. But to make this decision 4 months early? This is a state reaching for control of their citizens. Controlling citizens plus one of the nations highest income taxes.. why would you ever live in California?